Craig A. Hart is the creator of the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series.
This week, I’m reading Serenity, the first book in the Shelby Alexander Thriller series by Craig A. Hart.
Serenity is described as ‘an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn’t know when to quit.’
Sounds a bit like Sam Dyke. I wonder how different Shelby Alexander will prove to be. Given that this series is by an American writer, and set in Serenity, Michigan, I expect Shelby will be brasher than Yorkshireman Sam. I’ll let you know in my review.
Over the last week, I’ve enjoyed reading Altered Life and ThePrivate Lie, the first two books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series by Keith Dixon.
Sam’s a bit headstrong but he’s not one of those superhuman investigators you often encounter in thrillers. He’s got his human foibles. I like him as a character. I’m no so sure I’d like him as a partner.
Both books have intriguing plots, and the stories explore different aspects of relationships between people and between private detectives and the police.
The writing style is clear and easy to read. You also get a good sense of the place in which the stories are set.